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Quilts > SPECIALTY QUILTS > Unique/Narrative/Pictorial/Unusual Quilts > POSTAGE STAMP CONCENTRIC SQUARES ANTIQUE QUILT, 44,370 PIECES

POSTAGE STAMP CONCENTRIC SQUARES ANTIQUE QUILT, 44,370 PIECES


 
POSTAGE STAMP CONCENTRIC SQUARES ANTIQUE QUILT, 44,370 PIECES

 



Each piece measures 3/8"(that's less than 1/2"!). Attempting to count out the blocks, we figured 44.370 pieces, one of the largest volume of pieces in a quilt ever recorded. A note pinned to the back said Jo Wilson, Nassau New York. The lights and darks of the late19th century prints are aranged to communicate a pattern of concentric squares. The pointillistic effect reminds me of the paintings of contemporary artist Chuck Close. Now mounted on a folding stretcher. Price upon request